1st Missouri Infantry Regiment CSA

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1st Missouri Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.

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The 1st Missouri Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

The regiment was organized in Memphis, Tennessee and New Madrid, Missouri, in June–September 1861 by Col. John S. Bowen, the regiment's first commander. The regiment was composed primarily of pro-secession Missourians from the St. Louis area and southeast Missouri.

The origin of the original companies is as follows:
Company "A": Pargoud Volunteers - New Orleans, Louisiana
Company "B": Wade Guards - St. Louis, Missouri
Company "C": South St. Louis Guards - Carondelet, Missouri
Company "D": St. Louis Greys - St. Louis, Missouri
Company "E": St. Louis Minutemen - St. Louis, Missouri
Company "F": St. Louis Southern Guards - St. Louis, Missouri
Company "G": New Madrid Guards - New Madrid County, Missouri
Company "H": Pemiscot Rifles - Pemiscot County, Missouri
Company "I": Missouri Guards - New Madrid County, Missouri
Company "K": Missouri Greys - New Madrid County, Missouri

Service
The unit first saw action April 6–7, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh.

After major losses during the battles of Iuka and 2nd Corinth, the regiment was reorganized at Holly Springs, Mississippi, on November 7, 1862, by merging the 1st Missouri Infantry with the 4th Missouri Infantry, after which point it became known as the "1st and 4th Consolidated Missouri Infantry".

The "1st and 4th Consolidated Missouri Infantry" fought as a unit of the Confederate Army of Tennessee during the Atlanta Campaign and General John Bell Hood's 1864 invasion of Tennessee. After the failure of that campaign, the regiment was ordered to Mobile, Alabama, where they participated in the defense of Fort Blakely. The fort's garrison was surrendered on April 9, 1865, as which point the regiment functionally ceased to exist.

Commanders 
Colonel John S. Bowen
Colonel Lucius L. Rich
Colonel Hugh A. Garland
Lt Colonel Martin Burke
Lt. Colonel Amos C. Riley
Major Robert J. Duffy
Major Bradford Keith
Major Charles C. Campbell
Engagements:
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Iuka
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Dallas
Battle of New Hope Church
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesborough
Battle of Lovejoy's Station
Battle of Franklin (1864)
Battle of Nashville
Battle of Fort Blakely

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